The members enjoyed an excellent day at the Scottish Limousin Club’s Open Day & Stockjudging event held on Sun 21st August, by kind permission of Ian and Moira Nimmo, of the Maraiscote Herd, Lanarkshire. There was a superb turnout frorm the members, enjoying a very nice summer day, we were very lucky with the weather, however I am sure more breeders would have attended, if the summer weather had been kinder to us and they were not still trying to salvage crops/harvest.

The Nimmo family put on excellent display of cattle which were greatly admired by all on the farm tour and a tremendous show of stock for the stockjudging. The Master Judge for the Stockjudging was Mr Mark Graham, Greenshields, Biggar. The Open Day was completed by a delicious Hogg Roast, Barbecue and home baking, which finished off a fantastic day at Bogside.

The Club would like to thank all involved in making the day a success, also to Carluke Young Farmers for organising the stockjudging and the sponsors, namely;  LS Smellie, UA Group, Clark and Weir.

Stockjudging Results

Under 16s
1. Jack Hendry          193
2. James Graham      185
3. Kyle Cruickshanks 182

1. Margaret Struthers     191
2. Fiona Orr                   188
3. Wendy Callion           187

1. Gordon Hendry               198
2. Walter Cruickshanks       197
3. Brian Allan                     196

Guess the weight of the calf –  James Graham – 303kg (1kg out)